Garmatex Technologies Inc., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, a maker of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics and apparel technologies, has announced the launch of IceSkin™ technology, an advanced cooling fabric designed to help wearers function in extreme weather conditions by regulating body temperature.
IceSkin uses natural jade minerals in combination with Garmatex’s CoolSkin® quick dry, microfiber filaments to harness the cooling effects of the body’s perspiration and optimize comfort by lowering the skin’s surface temperature. Sunrays reflect off the jade minerals to deflect thermal energy away from the body, thus enhancing the cooling process as well as offering a high rate of UV protection.
Unlike other technical fabrics that use a natural sweetener found in gum to produce a cooling effect, this product uses an embedded fiber technology: a multi-layered, three dimensional knitting process that is uniquely engineered to ensure the cooling effect remains permanent for the life of the garment.
IceSkin garments are currently available in Garmatex branded golf shirts and towels. The company plans to sell the fabric to apparel and medical brands that wish to offer their customers cooling performance.